A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Unique identifier: us100077r8. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077r8. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 16:57:12 / November 14, 2016 @ 4:57 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.05 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.2349 East, latitude -41.7472 South, depth = 17.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:57:12 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Porirua, Lower Hutt, Petone. The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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